The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Brussels

Bright decor at Aloft Brussels Schuman
Bright decor at Aloft Brussels Schuman | Courtesy of Aloft Brussels Schuman / Expedia
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2 February 2021

Alongside grand architectural buildings such as the Royal Palace and the Arcade du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is home to fries, chocolate and of course, super-strong beer. While it’s not the cheapest city in Europe, there are plenty of reasonably-priced places to stay.

EasyHotel Brussels

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
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Easy Hotel Brussels
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“Easy come, easy go” is not only a Belgian music hit, it’s also the mantra of the airline EasyJet’s signature city hotel in central Brussels. With its private ensuite bathroom and free wifi, rooms are basic and modern, with splashes of trademark orange. Add-ons include early check-in, late check-out, snacks and daily housekeeping.

Made in Louise

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
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Made In Louise
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Known as a romantic getaway, Made in Louise is a chic hotel in the art nouveau district of Brussels. Rooms are individually styled with vintage decor and 100 percent cotton bed sheets. Tuck into a three-course meal, made with organic and seasonal products. This eco-responsible hotel is run by a brother and sister who were awarded the international Green Key Label for their environmental efforts.
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Art de Séjour B&B

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
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Art de Séjour B&B
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This luxurious bed and breakfast retains its authentic architecture, while offering modern amenities. All rooms are fitted with an iMac, Nespresso machine and complimentary free mini-bar. Mario will serve you breakfast each morning in the dining room – expect eggs, home-baked croissants, cheese, ham and smoked salmon.

Hygge Hotel

Budget Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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Hygge Hotel
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A real pleasure for the eyes, this Danish design hotel has a real feeling of hygge (cosiness). Located in the Louise area, you’ll be close to the best shops, restaurants and bars. Families will appreciate the hotel’s quad rooms and the child-friendly activity recommendations from reception. The wide-ranging international breakfast selection will ensure you to start the day well fed.
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Aloft Brussels Schuman

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
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Aloft Brussels Schuman
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This Marriot experience hotel is located within walking distance of all key European Union institutions. With modern spacious loft-inspired rooms featuring ultra-comfy beds, you are guaranteed to wake up feeling rejuvenated. There’s also a fitness centre for gym buffs and a self-service cafe. Don’t miss the live events at the WXYZ Bar.
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B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi

Budget Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
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B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi
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This hotel is an unmissable place to stay for those who want a last minute check-out before catching the train or bus to the airport. Each of the 91 soundproof rooms ensures you sleep soundly; they are a little snug but include Netflix and high-speed wifi. There are also four-bed rooms for families. Ask the staff to recommend the best breweries in town.
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Jardin Secret

Budget Hotel
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Jardin Secret
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A discreet alley hides this amazing secret garden. On the outside, it looks like a hipster plant shop – but ask behind the desk and you’ll be invited through to a series of chic rooms. We particularly like the five-bed suite with a double bed, bunk bed and sofa bed. Needless to say, there are a lot of indoor plants and cacti decorating each room.

Hotel Alma

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Hotel Alma
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This charming hotel is just a few metres from the Grand Place and the famous statue Manneken Pis. Trendy bars, famous restaurants and hip breweries are on Hotel Alma’s doorstep. A culture fan? The hotel can grant you free access to many of the city’s museums. Good news: the hotel is also pet friendly.
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Le Berger

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Le Berger
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Are you looking for a little slice of the past? Hotel Le Berger embodies La Belle Epoque with its floral pattern wallpaper and freestanding bathtubs. This romantic hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway; enjoy a glass of prosecco in the chic bar before venturing out to dinner in the Ixelles area.

Ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain

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Ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain
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The Ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain is a chic hotel with a modern vibe. The rooms at this establishment are on the smaller side, making this an ideal stay for solo travellers. Offering a laundry service and tour and ticket assistance, the hotel also provides breakfast for an extra fee. You’ll have several attractions on your doorstep, such as the European Parliament building, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Musical Instrument Museum. After a long day of exploring the city, finish off with a Belgian beer in the bar.

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  • Hotel De Fierlant

    Budget Hotel
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    Hotel De Fierlant
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    Hotel de Fierlant is a comfortable, modern hotel in central Brussels. This homely accommodation has 40 rooms, with options ranging from a twin and double room to a standard apartment with two bedrooms. With a breakfast buffet included in the price, travelling families will particularly enjoy this hotel as it also provides cribs for small children and welcomes pets. Take a short walk to Porte de Hal and Notre Dame de la Chapelle, a 12th-century Catholic church that is still active.

    Vintage Hotel Brussels

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    Vintage Hotel Brussels
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    The aptly named Vintage Hotel has a retro feel and lies in the heart of Brussels, a mere five-minute walk from both the Louise and Hôtel des Monnaies stations. The 38 rooms here include those with multiple bedrooms, which are perfect for families, plus an Airstream caravan in the garden. After a long day exploring, sit down in the bar with a glass of wine – carefully selected by award-winning sommelier, Tim.

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    The Pantone Hotel

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    The Pantone Hotel
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    If you’re familiar with the Pantone colour wheel, then this is the place for you. The “hotel of colours” is aesthetically one of the coolest hotels you’ll find in Brussels. There is a distinct hue on every floor, making it a work of art in its own right. Breakfast is available for an extra charge or bundled with your room price. The hotel also has an on-site bar-lounge and terrace. Nearby are some of the city’s top attractions, including the Musical Instrument Museum.
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    Meininger Hotel Bruxelles City Center

    Budget Hotel, Hotel
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    Meininger Hotel Bruxelles City Center
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    For a reasonably priced stay in the heart of Brussels, book the Meininger Hotel. It features bright and spacious rooms, including twins, doubles and family suites, plus a 10-person dorm. For an extra fee, pets are allowed to stay. This hotel also offers bike rentals – perfect if you want to explore the city like a local. If biking is not for you, the Comte de Flandre station is a short walk away.

    Yadoya Hotel

    Budget Hotel
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    Yadoya Hotel
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    The tranquil, Japanese-inspired Yadoya Hotel sits within the city centre of Brussels. Chic rooms (that wouldn’t look out of place at interior shop Muji) offer super-fast wifi and complimentary toiletries. Breakfast is available in the form of a buffet or off an à la carte menu. Transportation is on your doorstep, with the Yser station nearby. Also, you are a quick 20-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Brussels and Brussels Park.

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    Whitney Wasko contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on February 2, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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